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"Hong Kong People, Resist!"

• by Tyler Durden

Hong Kong is bracing for a new wave of demonstrations this weekend after China said it's preparing to impose national security legislation on the financial hub, a move that shows Beijing's legal force and will likely reignite tensions between pro-democracy protesters and the government. 

Sources told the Financial Times that China's parliament would draft the new legislation and submit it immediately into Hong Kong's constitution. China's National People's Congress released an agenda Thursday saying it wants to "improve" national security protections in Hong Kong by curbing acts of treason, secession, sedition, and subversion. The measure would also allow for counter-terrorism operations against foreign interference in the city.

The legislation, slated for passage in the National People's Congress in Beijing next week, drew angry crowds in Hong Kong on Friday, and President Trump warned Thursday that the US would react "very strongly" to the planned legislation.